Peru Grows World's Asparagus



Ever wonder where the asparagus that is for sale in U.S. supermarkets comes from? Try Peru.

Peru's climate is perfect for growing the nutritious vegetable. The climate is dry thus lowering risk of disease and the dry sandy soil is easily irrigated.

Peru is the first country to export asparagus worldwide because it can produce the crop all twelve months of the year.

According to the Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association the United States imported over 270 million pounds of asparagus of which 56 percent came from Peru.

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